Font Friday

Font Friday: “Spirited” – a set of 3 hand-made fonts

The ‘Spirited’ type family is an all-new set of 3 hand-made fonts from the pen of the highly talented, UK-based Set Sail Studios. With a distinctive retro-friendly style, this font set is spot on for anyone looking to creating hand-lettered quotes, logos, or printed designs with a rustic, personal touch.

The full set consists of Spirited Script (a set of uppercase and lowercase cursive characters with plenty of OpenType alternates), Spirited Serif (an upper-case only, narrow serif font), Spirited Sans (upper-case again, but wider than the serif version) and a set of 10 swashes, frames and containers.

The typeface family is available to buy as a complete set from Creative Market, or for more options including webfonts or individual font purchases you can also grab it from You Work For Them.

Details

Fonts: Spirited (Set Sail Studios)

Design Work

Fresh Florals and Sage Green Invitations for a Summer Wedding…

Cottage-garden colours, a custom map and R.S.V.Ps completed this set of informal, contemporary stationery for Abi & Andy’s wedding.

Abi and Andy are getting married this summer at the wonderful Deans Court in Dorset – a magnificent 18th Century Country House, complete with walled kitchen garden and rolling lawns. They had in mind something fairly informal, contemporary in style but with a rustic feel that complemented their colour theme.

Based on this brief I put together a mix of hand-drawn letter styles, English wildflower colours and floral illustrations, paired with a soft sage-green tone for the reverse and interior sides. R.S.V.P cards were also required, along with an information sheet and a map to help guests find the deceptively tucked-away venue. The whole set was then printed up on Tinteretto Gesso, a super-tactile Italian paper which works perfectly with this kind of design. Take a look at some examples below and see what you think!

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Details

Paper: 300gsm Tinteretto Gesso
Design: Swash and Fold
Fonts: Harman Script (Ahmet Altun), Savu Condensed (Hiekka Graphics)

Design Work

Rustic Floral Invitations for a Countryside Wedding

Hand-lettering and a custom map add the finishing touches to these fresh, floral invitations for Hannah & Tom’s farm wedding…

Hannah & Tom are getting married later this year on the farm Tom’s family live and work on. We’re lucky enough to be spending the day with them as their wedding photographers, but they also got in touch to ask if Swash & Fold could produce their invitations.

With so many rural details to draw inspiration from these were great fun to design, even managing to sneak in a few references to Tom’s prize pigs! We produced an info sheet and created a map to help guide their guests through their day, and both the map and invitations were completed with a dash of custom hand-lettering to make things all the more personal.

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Details

Paper: 300gsm Tintoretto Gesso
Design & Hand-lettering: Swash and Fold
Additional fonts: Charcuterie (Laura Worthington), Mirabelle (Magpie Paper Works)